Eito Kusakabe, M.S., Clinical Psychologist, Director
I lived in Atlanta, Georgia for 10 years, completed Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Psychology. I hold Master of Science in Community Counseling from Mercer University. I provided a counseling and support to domestic violence survivors and also international populations.
I worked at Tokyo Counseling Services(TCS) in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo for 5 years and supported not only Japanese clients but also clients from different countries.
I worked with Ms.Takiguchi and Ms.Takai there for several years and decided to open our own practice together.
Finally, we established Sky Counseling and Consultation Tokyo in May 2020.
I apply Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) with a Person Centered Approach.
My specialty is anxiety, depression, bipolar, panic disorder, sexual abuse, domestic violence, sexuality issues, stress managements and multicultural adjustment issues.
I also provide support for clients with GID/GD issues.
Miho Takai, M.A., LMHC, NCC
I was born and raised in Japan, and spent 7 months in Kenya and 10 years in the U.S. I hold an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, LMHC (Washington, U.S.) and NCC (U.S.). I provided individual, couples, family and group counseling sessions at community mental health agencies in the cities of Bellevue, Redmond, and Kent in Washington state, U.S. I also provided counseling at a psychology clinic at a university in the city of Seattle. Just like now, I worked with clients with various mental health challenges and symptoms from diverse backgrounds.
In Japan, I have been working with individuals, couples, and families at Tokyo Counseling Services using English and Japanese. I am experienced with seeing individuals with or without mental health challenges, working with various couples including international & interracial couples, and LGBTQIA+ couples.
In order to work with clients holistically, I integrate various approaches in my practice of individual counseling. With Client Centered approaches as a base, I draw from CBT, Mindfulness, Family Systems, Attachment theory, Object Relations, Existential Psychology, Narrative therapy, and DBT.
In couples and family counseling, my primary approach is Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples/Families (EFCT/EFFT). This method was developed by Dr. Sue Johnston from Canada, which is based on a theory of adult Love and attachment, as well as processes for healing distressed relationships. The EFT approach is widely used in clinical settings; it is an “experiential” approach. I support ”you” in experiencing the repair process of entangled relationships with a felt sense of healing. EFT helps you to emerge from the cycles and patterns of your painful conflicts with your partner, and to rebuild your relationship with security and connectedness. If you have had trauma and/or attachment trauma, I aim to ensure that you feel safe enough before proceeding.
Having strong healthy attachment bonds equate to couples feeling safer together; knowing that they are most important to one another; may be more flexible in problem solving; can communicate better; and can manage conflicts better being securely connected and emotionally close. Whether it be the wish to deepen relationships with a partner, issues with affairs, repeated conflicts, intimacy concerns, contemplating separation, issues arising in non-traditional relationships, or other needs and backgrounds, I welcome and wish to support you all in your endeavors.
I welcome you all!
Master's in Clinical PsychologyBachelor degrees in Psychology and Biomedical Science
Completed Gottman Method Couple Therapy Level 1, 2, &3 EAP Consultant
Lorinda Kiyama, Ed.D.
I am an American who first moved to Japan in 1985 and has lived here for over 25 years. In 1994, I married a Japanese and am blessed to be a mother to a son and a daughter. I have worked at Tokyo Institute of Technology since 2005 and am an associate professor in the Academy for Leadership and the Institute for Liberal Arts, where I teach courses on intercultural understanding, conflict resolution, relationship psychology, noh and psychodrama, and Japanese poetry. I also serve as a student counselor. For over a decade, I have supported international couples in Japan who are adopting through the Japanese family courts, both as a volunteer interpreter and as a member of the board of directors of a Japanese adoption agency. I have also researched families in the US and Japan who have a member with high-functioning autism, and created an online support group for those in Japan. In 2018, I visited Bangladesh with the American Psychological Association and interacted with psychologists there, as well as witnessed a refugee camp. I hope to continue research with colleagues in Bangladesh.
Having completed the certificate program in process-oriented psychology, I work with each client to offer the most appropriate approach for their individual needs. Areas of focus include communication and cultural differences, anxiety, depression, neurodiversity and autism, infertility and adoption, and trauma.